Nutrient - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈnuːtriənt|  American pronunciation of the word nutrient
Brit.  |ˈnjuːtrɪənt|  British pronunciation of the word nutrient

noun

- any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue (syn: food)
- any substance (such as a chemical element or inorganic compound) that can be taken in by a green plant and used in organic synthesis

adjective

- of or providing nourishment (syn: alimental, alimentary, nourishing, nutritious, nutritive)

Examples

...a breakfast drink enriched with nutrient proteins and vitamins...

Fruits and vegetables have important nutrients.

The soil is low in nutrients.

You need more nutrients in your diet.

The plant absorbs nutrients from the soil.

Word forms

noun
singular: nutrient
plural: nutrients
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